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    duracoating?

    im thinking about getting my g21 duracoated by t&z armory later this month was wondering if any on has had it done? do you like it and does it hold up good? any feedback would be appreciated thank you

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    Cerakote is a much more durable finish.
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    I've been researching duracoat vs. cerakote lately. Bought a Para Ordnance, so the finish will likely turn to vapor in the coming months Through internet research (for whatever thats worth LOL) I have found that Cerakote holds up a little better. I have no personal experience with either, so I'm only basing this on internet stories. I'll probably go Cerakote for that reason alone. Just seems to be more "good" stories about it. Let us know how you make out either way though.

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    love my para 1911 no problem with finsh but it's stainless
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    Quote Originally Posted by kb2wji View Post
    I've been researching duracoat vs. cerakote lately. Bought a Para Ordnance, so the finish will likely turn to vapor in the coming months Through internet research (for whatever thats worth LOL) I have found that Cerakote holds up a little better. I have no personal experience with either, so I'm only basing this on internet stories. I'll probably go Cerakote for that reason alone. Just seems to be more "good" stories about it. Let us know how you make out either way though.
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    Yeah the stainless Para's are the way to go. I found a smoking deal on an older model never fired LDA...black slide, green frame... First week of holster use and the finish is already coming off. It's sweet looking now, but I know it'll look 100 years old in another couple months. I'll be sticking around in this thread to see how the OP makes out.

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    T&Z Armory Duracoated my G23, there a first class operation and go the extra mile to be sure your satisfied.
    I would use them again

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    Re: duracoating?

    Wow that looks really nice....original, i like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardBall View Post
    T&Z Armory Duracoated my G23, there a first class operation and go the extra mile to be sure your satisfied.
    I would use them again

    Sharp looking Glock you have there. I would never let that go.
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    I DuraCoated my CZ-82 as a project. It's held up well after many rounds, other than the tip of the extractor that I should have left undone. Like any "coating" it's a paint and subject to wear. How well it turns out is all in the preparation, and if you want a "professional" look, unless you're experienced with painting prep and airbrushing, have it done professionally.
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    I've had my Kimber Ultra Raptor II treated by Wally Birdsong and Sons (I believe it is), in Mississippi, and I love it. It's not a paint job, but a metal treatment that eliminates rust from the equation. They apply their patented Black T finish to every metal part of the weapon, making it impervious to rust and corrosion. Our U.S. Navy SEALS use it, and that's good enough for me. The Black T is available in some colors too, if that's what you're looking for.

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    I got a really rough Mossberg 500 recently as a project gun. I plan on ordering some duracoat soon and attempting it for my first time. Just doing the research so I know what I'm getting myself into and try to make the learning curve as painless as possible. I'll let you know how it goes.

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    I have used cerakote and love it. Had my 1911 done in two tone

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    that glock does look good. im gona do the frame semi black, and the slide, trigger mag release button and mags will be woodland tan
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    I've done 30+ guns with duracoat, for myself and for others. It works and it holds up quite well. If you oven cure the Duracoat it is nearly permanent as a finish.
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    After seeing your Glock my G21 looks like it needs an upgrade.
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